The fourth Jill Kismet is just like its predecessors. Packed with nonstop action, it's a compelling tale about the past and, to a certain extent, the future of Santa Luz. Jill is a tough cookie with
a surprisingly mushy center, and Saintcrow captures these seeming
contradictions in her character with aplomb and believability.
Jill is also hot on the trail of a series of mysterious exorcisms that seem to be tied to the local voodoo practitioners -- and then the practitioners turn up dead. When more zombies than you can shake a shotgun at appear, Jill's got her hands full. Something hinky's going on in Santa Luz, and Jill's about to discover that some folks have exceedingly long memories. (ORBIT, Dec., 336 pp., $7.99)